Specialist - Research-Fixed Term

Location
East Lansing MI
Posted
Feb 05, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

NC IR-4 Regional Field Coordinator (RFC) oversees and coordinates the activities of field cooperators (FRDs) who conduct Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) field residue trials and efficacy/crop safety trials for IR-4. The RFC assigns field-testing sites within his/her region, reviews Field Data Books for accuracy and completeness, and facilitates the FRD conduct of field trials. The RFC assists IR-4 Study Directors (SD) in meeting their responsibilities while monitoring progress of field trials, and serves as liaison between SD and FRD.  The RFC will ensure that the FRD have sufficient training and experience to conduct the field trials as outlined in the protocol.  RFC communicates with commodity liaisons and specialty crop stakeholders in the region, and assists in prioritization process at the FUW and National Research Planning meetings. This includes preparing materials for newsletters, IR-4 website and presentations at grower & professional meetings. RFC may also need to conduct field trials under certain circumstances.  This position is a 12-month fixed term position, with annual renewal based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.  The position is located at the MBI Building near the MSU campus. 

 

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is located in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 450,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. The University is proactive about its obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities. Michigan State University is also proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career families, both inside and outside the University, and respects all family forms. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin/msu.edu/. Information about Worklife at MSU can be found at http://worklife.msu.edu/.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Biological Sciences

Minimum Requirements
  • Doctorate degree.
  • Two years of related work experience; including experience with Good Laboratory Practice field research procedures, and pesticide labeling and EPA regulations. 
Required Application Materials
  • Letter of application, including a statement of your interest or experience in fostering an inclusive environment for your research or related position.
  • Curriculum vitae.

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